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hamas launches more rockets into israel overnight after israel's killer attack on gaza. >> at least 11 civilians were killed in gaza as the pressure mounts to end this bloody conflict. it is monday, november 19th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good monday morning. as we kick off thanksgiving week. can't believe it. man, here we go again. >> we were just talking about how easily we lose track of time. >> yeah. it was just like memorial day. and now here we go. >> it was just valentine's day. >> feels like it. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. we're going to bring you up to date on all the overnight developments from the mid east and our top story. then we will preview the annual retail rush taking place this week. how stores are preparing for the black friday bargain hunters. and find out if it's really worth your while to stand in line for the deals. we made a prediction how many of the stories on friday will actually be pertaining to black
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friday. 80%? take over/under. >> it is thanksgiving week, the media does nothing but black friday stories. and all those people stampeding each other at the best buy. also this morning, what agony. a man in maine has had the hiccups for two weeks, and he's running out of remedies as well as out of patience. turns out he is not the only one rushed to the hospital looking for that hiccup cure. >> hiccup hangover, right. later, last night's amas, american music awards, who's taking home big honors, captured attention on stage and red carpet. we'll take you live to los angeles coming up in just a moment. >> i know you were here early. did you get a chance to watch anything or check them out? >> i felt like every time i looked up, justin bieber was accepting the award. no, thank you. >> you did see the show. he was happy. big award. puberty all in the same week. big night for him. the head of the u.n. is
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urging both sides to declare an immediate cease-fire. but that does not appear very likely. >> there were no signs of any let-up in the fight as israel announced it was widening the offense to target military commanders of hamas. abc's lama hasan reports from jerusalem. >> reporter: palestinians continue to fire rockets at israel. and israel continues to retaliate. civilian casualties are mounting. this woman was pulled alive from the rubble. others weren't so lucky. palestinian authorities say 11 civilians died in this house, including children. israel says it was targeting an islamic jihad rocket mastermind. more than 60 palestinians have been killed so far. israel blames hamas. >> it is obviously incredibly tense. and despite the back-and-forth, we do get the impression that a huge overall effort is being made to try to get a cease fire.
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>> reporter: as diplomats work for a cease-fire, prime minister benjamin netanyahu says his government is preparing to expand military operations. israel is amassing tanks and troops at the gaza border for possible ground invasion. in israel, the eerie wail of air raid sirens echoes in the streets. three israelis have died so far in the hamas attacks. two rockets struck these residential buildings in the southern city of ashkelon but caused no serious injuries. neither side shows any sign of breaking the circle of violence. lama hasan, abc news, jerusalem. >> our thanks to lama. well, president obama is on a historic visit to the southeast nation asian of myanmar. while he is there, mr. obama will be meeting with myanmar's prime minister and the nobel peace prize winning democracy advocate aung san suu kyi. the president will also deliver an address in which he will
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praise myanmar's progress toward democracy and urge it to make further reforms. myanmar is also known as burma. well, vice president joe biden was much closer to home, getting a firsthand look at the new jersey coastline that, of course, was devastated by superstorm sandy. the vice president toured hard-hit seaside heights and later surveyed damage in hoboken, new jersey. he met with about 50 first responders and receiving a briefing pledging federal support. biden said rebuilding is a, quote, national respondent. we have new developments this morning in the cia sex scandal. a person close to david petraeus' biographer paula broad well says she is devastated by the fallout of her affair with the former cia chief. broadwell is back in the south with her husband and her sons after a week in washington. this is them arriving at their home. friends say broadwell is trying to repair damage done to her family by the affair. her husband, you can see her prodding him to go in the house. he said that he will have a statement sometime soon.
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but she's still being investigated by the fbi over the classified documents, which they don't believe to be anything incriminating. she didn't get them from david petraeus. the fbi found no further reason to investigate petraeus. >> you have to wonder on a human level, how do the two marriages survive. petraeus' marriage, together 40 years. this marriage here, according to neighbors, seemingly a loving couple, two lovely kids. you have to wonder behind closed doors, conversations we won't be privy to, if both or either marriage will survive infidelity. very personal call. you wonder what that fallout may look like. >> right. the source close to paula broadwell, who said that, you know, she's devastated by what she did to her family. she also said that they were completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the neighbors who welcomed them back into their home yesterday as well. >> a lot going on. all right.
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turning from that, fast approaching holiday shopping season. the retail rush is already beginning. shoppers are lined up. waiting for the mad dash. once those doors open on black friday. and this year may be an especially good one for finding those great deals out there. well more on that, here's abc's tanya rivero. >> all right, ready here we go! >> reporter: at this best buy in atlanta, workers do drills to prep for the door busting crowds. >> whoo! >> reporter: shoppers across the country are already camping out so they don't miss out. >> i wanted to get here early. >> reporter: complete with plans for thanksgiving dinner in line here in florida. >> thanksgiving, mom comes out with the china and the plates. >> reporter: almost half of all americans are expected to shop over black friday weekend. but will sheer numbers deliver the big payday retailers are banking on. the wealthiest are expected to spend 3% less this holiday season. add to that a holiday walkout planned by some walmart workers that could cramp sales. >> we just demand the respect. >> reporter: experts say the high stakes make shoppers the big winners. >> it's really become an arms race. >> reporter: how good will deals be? we hit a best buy to find out.
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we found $400 flat screens that will be going on sale for $180. you'll find a $500 savings on this nikon. and samsung laptops like these which are normally 550 bucks will be $200 cheaper midnight thursday. walmart will sell flat screens for $78, sears for $97. and target has pledged to match amaz amazon's prices. a tip to shoppers who want to get a jump start, many stores are offering deep discounts that will get deeper in the days ahead. don't forget this year many of the exact same deals can be acquired from the comfort of your laptop. tanya rivero, abc news, new york. >> a brilliant point tanya made at the end of that piece. i would much rather be like this at home on the couch in my drawers -- >> doing what? what are you looking at? ordering? >> fighting to get in the door. i don't know. people get so wrapped up in the madness. i don't know. tradition or what.
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>> it's tradition. a lot of times it's like a family gathering. i know in my family, some of my sisters, sisters-in-law, if that makes sense, they get up, like big crowds of them, the ladies love to go. i personally value my sleep too much. >> amen. >> and i'm going to wait because i'm a bit of a procrastinator. i feel like i'm going to get some of those bargains. even if i have to pay 5% more, i feel like my time and my sleep are more important. i don't know if maybe that's a little narcissistic. >> no, no. we're like-minded on that. out there christmas eve looking for deals. >> give my kids a box of the half-priced candy canes. here you go from mommy. >> here grow, kids. this all brings us to our facebook question of the day -- what is your black friday retail strategy? let us know on our fan page. wnnfans.com. and we do know that it's still a few days before thanksgiving, but when santa's already making appearances, well, that needs to be on the air. >> ah, yes. the jolly old ef was over in new jersey yesterday meeting with some special needs children over
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at a volunteer firehouse. this was the second year that the firemen have hosted santa. they say it's a better way to let the kids have some fun without the usual commotion which can be upsetting for some of the little ones. >> yes, it can. all the better, some of the families lost their homes in sandy's flood. doing some good out there. >> and remember, folks, if you haven't donated yet or whatever. think about christmas if you lost your home, home is flooded, you still may be without power. if you haven't donated yet, if you can spare a buck, whatever you've got. donate to those kids. obviously it's a rough, weird thanksgiving and christmas for a lot of families in the northeast. >> right. explained to my kids. we are going to give up one of our gifts and go shopping. make it a family priority to go shopping for families. they get in on the giving too. >> nicely done, mama faris. coming up next, the musicians were not the only ones getting attention in last night's american music awards. >> well, find out who won big and who made the biggest splash on stage when we take you live to l.a. next. ♪
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well, for better or worse, bieber fever is alive and well. the 18-year-old singer cleaned up last night at the american music awards. >> i love what he said. i want to say this is for all the haters who thought i was just here for one or two years. a little jab there. another youngster, taylor swift, she won big. but it was also a night to pay tribute to some of music's trailblazers. joining us now with the highlights live from los angeles, is the dashing, stunning brandi hitt. you look beautiful this morning, brandi. >> reporter: oh, why thank you. good morning, rob and paula. you see they're taking down the red carpet behind me right now here in the late night hours on the west coast. talk about a wonderful night. we saw several entertaining and justin powerful performances. and justin bieber. he was the biggest star. he took home several awards, including artist of the year. ♪
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>> reporter: from the red carpet to the red-hot performances. ♪ tonight i want to show you off ♪ >> reporter: music's brightest stars shined at the 40th annual american music awards in los angeles. >> justin bieber! >> reporter: and justin bieber won the first award of the night for pop music award artist. >> i feel like i'm going to be here for a very long time. >> reporter: justin bieber won the first award of the night for pop rock male artist. >> country female artist, taylor swift. >> thank you for voting for this award. i love you guys. >> reporter: and bryant took home male country artist. fans chose lincoln park for favorite alternative rock group. male soul r & b artist want to usher. nicky menage took home best rap hip-hop album. and best new artist went to -- >> carly rae jepsen. >> i am floored. thank you. >> reporter: there was also a trip down memory lane looking at ama's 40-year history. it included stevie wonder's
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special tribute to dick clark who passed earlier this year. >> dick loved the power of music and its ability to create pure joy. >> reporter: clark created the awards to honor america's best performers. and the night's biggest award, artist of the year went to -- >> justin bieber. >> reporter: now, the nominees are selected through radio play and music sales, but it's the fans who chose the winners, and they did it through online voting, rob and paula. >> brandi, i'm sure you're a huge justin bieber fan. i wanted to know, any early thoughts on what the biggest performance of the night was last night, who stole the show? >> you know what, rob, well, i am a fan of the biebs. i don't know if his performance was the biggest. i think it was when psy and mc hammer took the stage together. we noticed psy started doing the gangnam style with hammer pants
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on, noticing the wardrobe, and then we saw mc hammer come out. that is still what everyone is talking about right now. it was a great performance. >> then they did a rendition of "too legit to quit." we will not quit just yet. justin's night. justin's night focused on one lady. selena gomez was a no show. who was he focused on besides you? >> paula, it was his mom. you know he thanked her several times throughout. i know. throughout the night. in the final award for artist of the year he went over and grabbed her. at first she kind of resisted. mom said, no, i don't need to go up there. pulled her up on stage. thanked her on stage. he was almost speechless when he won after the reported break-up. mom is always a good date to take to the big awards. >> very cool. justin bieber happy camper last night. also let folk nose, you will be off for the holidays thursday, friday. brandi will be out here on the east coast co-anchoring with me thursday and friday.
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safe travels out here. we'll see you on the show thursday. be prepared for anything on the overnight. >> uh-oh. you are making me nervous, rob. enjoy thanksgiving. i am excited. >> i am very thankful you will fill in for me. i will promise i will get you back, okay? >> reporter: thank you. >> see you soon, brandi. >> all right. still ahead, they may be vampires who live forever. but it is the end of edward. >> ha. >> onions. >> vampire. >> the end of edward and bella's time on the big screen. our review of "breaking dawn 2" coming up. but first a frustrating medical mystery. a man's month-long battle with hiccups. you're watching "world news now." >> is that a hiccup? >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. @
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it has been a rough two weeks for a man in maine. he's not been able to stop hiccupping. >> the worst. it's not just annoying.
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it hurts. he's lost weight. he ended up in the hospital. abc's mark greenblat is documenting this. >> reporter: for the last 13 days for nearly every wake hour, mickey cheney tried just about everything you could imagine to get the hiccups to stop. all to no avail. >> i drank red apple vinegar. i, sat upside down. drank water. >> reporter: the problem eventually landed cheney in a hospital in portland, maine, earlier this month. his worried wife says it's become a serious health concern. >> i've watched 15 pounds slide off of him in the past 12 days. >> reporter: it all began as he was at work making deliveries for ups. >> first i was thinking it's got to go away. it hurts. it is like basically doing a sit-up every time i hiccup. >> reporter: doctors thought the cause was severe heartburn and sent him home with strong prescription medicines. he couldn't stop. >> you can imagine doing that several times a minute.
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anything you're going do is going to have a potential. >> reporter: mickey cheney far from alone in his suffering. one journal says 4,000 americans are hospitalized every year due to persistent hiccups. as a teenager, jennifer mee's hiccups gained notoriety as the hiccup girl when she couldn't stop for five weeks. as for the cheneys, they're hoping mickey's hiccups have a happy ending, one they want to see sooner rather than later. mark greenblat, abc news, new york. >> longest recorded bout of hiccups lasted 68 years. began in 1922 after a 300 pound hog collapsed on top of him. >> wow. i feel bad for him. the wife to endure that all these weeks. good luck, dude. try anything. >> mm-hmm ♪ >> well, it was a bittersweet . i feel bad for him. the wife to endure that all these weeks. good luck, dude. try anything. era laundry detergent once stomped a stain
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♪ well, it was a bittersweet weekend for twihards, the saga's final installment premiered on the big screen this weekend. >> yeah. and there's never a final when there's that much money involved. our digital news associate amanda vanallen checked out "breaking dawn 2" this weekend. here to tell us what she thought. you are a fan. you have seen all the parts? >> i have seen every single part of the series. i cannot say i am a twihard. >> twie medium? >> a twimedium. i like the movies. i enjoy them. i had a lot of fun this weekend. i thought the movie was a really good end to the series. i think it tied it all up for the fans, and i think that they would be happy after a movie like this. some of the people that i went to go see it with said this movie was more touching than the
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other movies were. you got a little bit more out of the characters, and it was really a lot of fun. and i have to say that i would go see this movie again just for the fight scene. >> really? >> just the fight scene was amazing. you have to go see it. you have to go see it. i can't tell you who fights. that kind of -- that kind of ruins it a little bit. i don't want to give it away. the fight scene was amazing. people were screaming in the theaters. i was screaming too. it was really awesome. let's take a quick listen to what some of our moviegoers had to say about this one. >> it all made sense. intense. it was suspense. very ironic too. >> it because little more touchy than the last one. it was very good. >> i actually liked the whole movie. the whole movie was my favorite part. >> so this movie really tied it up for everyone. >> okay. they say this is the final installment. did they leave like the door open a teeny bit? >> they left the door wide open. they were not messing around.
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and you can see by maybe the last five minutes of the movie why there could be another installment of the series. >> that's probably the smart bet. a good ending. there's nothing worse than, you know, an unsatisfying climax. >> i would say this is the best movie in the series and kristen stewart was the worst in the movie. i'm giving it 3 1/2 out of five stars. >> she may have been a little distracted when the filming was going on. there are explanations, you know what i mean. i dare say. you enjoyed it. i'm sure you will enjoy it. they're counting all the way to the bank. >> yeah. counting all the way to the ñsúa
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this morning on "world news now" -- deadly air strikes. israel's attack on gaza, the
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civilian casualties, and how hamas isg this morning on "world news now" -- deadly air strikes. israel's attack on gaza, the civilian casualties, and how hamas is taking aim. >> the overnight developments and who is putting on the pressure to call a cease-fire. it's monday, november 19th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." happy monday, everybody. hope you had a wonderful weekend. i'm paula faris. >> good morning, everybody. >> good morning. >> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. we'll bring you up to date on the overnight tensions in the middle east. we also have a developing story in myanmar where the president's historic visit is getting under way at this hour. we'll explain why the meeting is so groundbreaking. and from international affairs to the financial crisis that will lead the makers of the hostess twinkie to bankruptcy court later today. if you're a junk food junky connoisse connoisseur, consider the crisis at the texas state where the
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famous deep freed twinkie faces an uncertain future. forget politics, forget petraeus, the story everyone was talking about this weekend, hostess going out of business. this was the water cooler story of the past 72 hours. >> as if you could improve on the twinkie, you deep fry it. >> oh, yeah. it's huge in the south. deep fried everything. deep fried twinkie. deep fried salad. it's always good. >> lettuce? >> more romaine. butter. the major winners, the fashion statements. whose performances made last night's american music awards so memorable. that is coming up in "the skinny." the older i get, the older i feel when i watch the amas. because some of the acts, i am like -- who? who is that? what song? >> the best female artist. best album. i don't know who some of them are. >> we're getting old. >> no kidding. i think we are. first, the palestinian military headquarters is one of the latest buildings to be hit by israeli missile fire as the
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fighting enters its sixth day. >> the mounting civilian death toll is likely to put pressure on israel to go with the cease-fire. abc's alex marquardt is there in gaza city. >> reporter: in one incident, 11 people were killed -- almost all of them from a single family. this as palestinian militants continue firing rockets into israel, the military says almost 1,000 of them so far. the thick smoke of the israeli air strike. one of the most densely populated places on earth. this is that house that was hit and it's now completely collapsed. and around here, two bulldozers, emergency crews, and anybody around digging through the rubble trying to find anybody who survived. the israeli military was targeting a hamas rocket maker and hit a house that wasn't his. those dead included four children and five women. and tempers are now flaring. more than 70 palestinians have been killed in the past five days. the wounded number almost 700. israel struck two buildings with hamas and international media offices. they said they knew journalists were there but that hamas was
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using the building for operational communications. six journalists were wounded. this as hamas and the other militant groups kept up the onslaught of rockets flying into israel. many of them launched from those populated areas. gazans say they're skeptical about the chances of any real cease-fire. they've told us they've seen simply too many of them agreed to and then broken. alex marquardt, abc news, gaza strip. there were noisy protests in yemen as people voiced their anger against israeli air strikes on gaza. thousands marched through the yemeni capital, chanting anti-israel slogans and waving palestinian and hamas flags. one of the signs they carried read, quote, palestine, you are in our hearts. also, hundreds of jewish worshippers have gathered, near the western wall in jerusalem for a mass prayer in support of israelis living in the south of the country.
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that's where most hamas strikes have hit. israeli leaders claim they're doing everything they can to avoid killing or injuring civilians. and president obama is now the first american leader to visit the southeast asian nation of myanmar, which is also known as burma. while he's there, mr. obama is meeting with myanmar's prime minister as well as democracy leaders, including nobel peace winner aung san suu kyi. he's making a speech in which he will urge myanmar to continue on the road to democracy, but again, a monumental visit. mentioned the first u.s. president to visit. he says in the last year and a half, myanmar has loosened the grip of dictatorship, freed hundreds of political prisoners, and ushered in a civilian government, and that the flickers of progress must not be extinguished. >> some critics have said, look, this trip is a little premature. obviously it's a democracy in the making. the president said an acknowledgement of the country's democratic progress but not an endorsement. so he's kind of walking a thin line there, saying they're moving in the right direction but they're not there quite yet.
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but obviously a groundbreaking trip for the president and the country as well. >> uh-huh. moving on to other news this morning, police here in new york are searching for a possible serial killer. there is police tape and an officer at the scene of the latest of three murders, all of which were committed with the very same gun. all of the victims were shopkeepers of middle eastern descent. at this point police have no dna evidence from any of the scenes and no video evidence either. a $22,000 reward is being offered for any information. the future of hostess twinkies remains up in the air this morning after a crippling strike. hostess is heading to bankruptcy court in new york with a plan to shut down plants and sell off its assets. union workers are holding out hope that another company will buy hostess and keep most of its employees. the world's largest bread baker, mexico's grupo bimbo is reportedly amongst those showing interest in acquiring hostess. >> sounds delicious.
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if the hostess brands do not survive, it would mean the end of a texas state fair favorite. the lone star state is home to the very popular deep fried twinkies. more than 80,000 of them have been sold in the last decade. and now the vendors who fry up those twinkies are hoping they can continue to make those improvised snacks. >> dip it in the batter. do it on a stick. fry them for a couple of minutes until the creamy center melts into the cake. and then we offer powdered sugar with chocolate sauce or mixed berry. >> oh, my word. >> twinkies have been flying off the shelves along with ho-hos, ding dongs, and zingers as people across the country are stocking up. twinkies are popping up on e-bay. get this -- for as much as $60 a box. >> they are ding dongs. we got e-mails and our twitter followers were saying there are king dongs.
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there are king dongs, different makers. ding dongs and king dongs. >> hostess makes ding dongs. the king dongs, i don't know where that -- >> and by the way, because the twinkie is such a recognizable brand, last year -- this year alone, they brought in $68 million in revenue. you'd like to think somebody else is going to bid on this and the twinkie recipe will live on forever. >> has to. one of those ubiquitous american things. someone is going to save the twinkie. you know that. save the twinkie. free the twinkie. >> save the twinkie. >> it's coming, trust us. >> all right. a major storm is slamming the pacific coast, threatening to turn holiday travel plans into a washout. seattle, portland, and northern california have already been swamped by heavy downpours. just before thanksgiving, they're expecting up to 30 inches of snow in the cascades. a foot of rain and wind gusting as high as 50 miles an hour. and that could spell trouble for travelers. here is your monday forecast. dry and pleasant south of that western storm. milder than normal in the midwest with showers around
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minneapolis, duluth, and davenport. showers in the carolinas. >> 70s from dallas to miami. mostly 50s in the midwest. 77 in phoenix and 57 in albuquerque. it's time now for what is inevitably, i have to admit, probably our "favorite story of the day." it comes to us from logan, utah. >> that's right. that's where a bunch of guys collected more than 1,400 bags of leaves and then emptied them into a backyard. and then it was time to play. by jumping off the roof, yep, right into that pile. >> awesome. >> that looks fun. >> the pile was 17 feet high, big enough to keep everybody safe. they estimated the whole pile of leaves weighed about 20,000 pounds. pretty cool camera shots too. >> nice video work. >> don't try that at home. >> everyone as a kid loves doing that. even adults. jumping in piles of leaves. 'tis the season. look at that thing. >> you have to know what is in the piles of leaves. sometimes there can be some dangerous elements.
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>> oh, look at that. a little round-off. i give them 8.0 for the dismount. looks good. >> are they going to burn them now? >> yeah. i love the smell of burning leaves, though. don't you love that? >> i actually love the smell of a burning fireplace, mm-hmm. >> go on. >> the fireplace. >> little chardonnay. some s'mors. >> campfire. bearskin rug? >> my girlfriends and i have a funny story about a bearskin rug in pennsylvania. >> i'm all ears. >> nope. >> tease, tease. >> and a bachelorette party. my girlfriends. >> whoo. all right, i'm up. coming up next, new pictures of sexy jessica simpson. we can't wait to show you how this gal got very much back in shape. and later, some much needed help for dogs and cats and why they're being sent cross-country. stick around. you'll find out about it on "world news now." [ female announcer ] with daily moisture renewal from pantene.
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father, daughter, and son team, an entire family of criminals suspected of holding uf seven banks in at least two states. ronald scott catt and son hayden were arrested outside houston. investigators say that's hayden wearing a fake mustache. 18-year-old daughter abby is charged with driving the getaway car. both children who lost their mother at a young age were honor students back home in oregon. haden was a star on his high school swim team. eric lundeen knew the family. >> you know, he was a single dad, and he had the responsibility to take care of those kids. and i've got to tell you. scott was there for them. >> reporter: police now suspect the seemingly all-american family robbed as many as five banks back in oregon before scott moved his kids to texas. >> it's a complete shock. they were really solid community members. >> reporter: it's flashback to another crime family, the dougherty gang.
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three siblings convicted last year after a cross-country crime binge including a shootout in colorado and bank robbery in georgia. but as for the catt family -- >> these suspects were identified in crime stoppers tips. >> reporter: police say surveillance tape did them in when they were seen buying their disguises at a home depot. no one in the catt family has entered a plea yet. meanwhile we have discovered a long trail of money woes for the father including bankruptcy. paula and rob, over to you. >> people say the family unit is gone in america. come on. now, see? there's still families out there doing stuff together, spending time. >> family bonding. spending time during the holidays. quality family time. >> what's the problem? >> they're going to try to get out of jail. $380,000 bail, what it's set at, collectively for all three. >> the family that robs -- >> robs together stays together. >> oh, man. all right. coming up, we're seeing less of jessica simpson. a lot less, in fact. >> the big winners and unusual moments at the american music awards. don't miss "the skinny." it's coming up. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. ñsñs
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♪ skinny so skinny >> welcome back, everybody. time for the monday -- >> wait. i'm doing this. kidding. >> that was our situation from friday. all right. let's start off with the amas from last night. the american music awards here from abc last night.
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first of all, here are the big winners, put up the lovely graphics. new artist of the year, carly rae jepsen. you know her song. sing it, paula. you love that song. ♪ call me maybe "call me maybe" girl won new artist. rap hip-hop, nicki minaj. whole interesting number in snowfall, big pink hair and all this kind of stuff. then favorite female artist went to country star taylor swift. she is having like an incredible year. her streak continues. favorite band, duo, group, pop, rock went to maroon five. congratulations to those fellows. artist of the year big cheese award last night went to justin bieber. the 18-year-old pop sensation cleans up. of course, people on shows like this always like to talk about the big performances. there were quite a few last night, including one toward the end of the show when psy came out and did his ubiquitous hit, "gangnam style." guess who made a cameo in this one? that's right. mc hammer came out.
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psy was wearing the crazy -- >> it was legit. >> what were the pants? >> hammer pants. >> hammer pants. mc hammer comes out. dancing. a cool little taste of the show. also, pink gave an interesting, i thought best performance of the night. kind of this real intricate dance number with the guy around the house and fire. she looked really good last night. then we had, taylor swift. you know, carly rae jepsen, usher, kelly clarkson. a good night all the way around last night. congrats to all of the winners, including the beans. >> who won 500 awards. >> indeed. jessica simpson should be winning awards for taking off -- looks like almost all her baby weight -- had baby maxwell may 1st. may, june, july -- almost seven months ago. a picture she tweeted out from a weight watcher's commercial. showed off the slimmed down figure in those ripped jeans, nice little cardigan or jacket that she's got on. but, yeah, looks like she dropped close to 60 pounds. >> the reason i picked the story is because everyone was giving her so much grief. >> they did give her a lot of
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grief. >> because she did gain a lot of weight during her pregnancy. seemed like she was pregnant for 400 years. she gained all that weight. now let's turn the tables. and give her credit for getting back in shape. looking great. a beautiful girl. now back in her fighting shape. great to see her looking good again, post-mommyhood. >> take the weight off. kudos for her for not just buying into hollywood for saying i'm going to eat lettuce and greens my entire pregnancy. >> she had to do it all in the public eye, which i think is even tougher. and "sn "l" could not help itself. this weekend, the david petraeus scandal. spoofed paula broadwell, reading from her book "all in," but they kind of took creative liberties with what the book could have said. take a listen. >> part one, province, afghanistan, september 2010. standing proudly at the attention on the air base, eye front. they barely seemed to notice as david petraeus and i went at it like rutting baboons behind the jeep just 50 feet away. pull my hair, general, i begged. pull it hard. and spank me. [ laughter ]
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>> oh, you always trust the crew of "saturday night live" to give you some good laughs. they're going to have a lot of fun with that one. that's what "all in" could have sounded like. >> they were given plenty of material, including from governor chris christie, new jersey's governor, by the way, who has not gone anywhere without that fleece, which i can only imagine what it smells like. >> with his name on it, yeah. >> he said -- he did a little spoof with seth right there. he says, i'm going to die in the fleece, but that's okay, it's a good fleece. seth responds, it's a good fleece. and christie said, stop saying things i have already said and yells at him. he also thanked his wife who he said put up with a husband that smelt like a wet fleece for the past three weeks. of course, because he is helping all of the victim s from hurricane sandy. poking fun at himself. >> tough few weeks. a long recovery ahead. good to take time out and laugh at yourself. well done, governor. we'll be back.
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now." >> sleep is overrated. ♪ help ♪ i need somebody ♪ help ♪ not just anybody
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♪ help ♪ you know i need someone ♪ help welcome back, everyone. when hurricane sandy hit, it was a race against time. families forced to flee on just a moment's notice. >> unfortunately that sometimes meant leaving their pets behind. tens of thousands were left homeless by the storm. now there's some help out there. abc's bazi kanani has the story. >> reporter: they're the silent victims of superstorm sandy. some of the most helpless and most affected. and now our four-legged friends are finally getting the help they need. southwest airlines and sea world teamed up to fly 60 orphaned cats and dogs from the east coast to the helen woodward animal shelter in california. >> thousands of animals lost their homes, and so we need to move those animals from these shelters to a shelter out on the west coast so we can make room for some of the hurricane sandy animals. >> reporter: the flight crew and veterinarians are volunteering
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their time to assist in this operation. and they aren't the only ones helping. the aspca has opened a 20,000-square-foot shelter for displaced pets in new york made possible by the generosity of celebrity chef rachael ray. >> she provided $500,000 donation so we could care for the displaced pets of new york city following the aftermath of hurricane sandy. and we're very gracious. >> reporter: more than 300 animals have been rescued by aspca responders, and along with distributing pet supplies and operating mobile clinics, the aspca has helped nearly 16,000 animals in the sandy affected areas. >> i don't want to leave my dog in a cold apartment. so i am basically bring him here, where he could be taken care of. he is just like my child. >> the goal is to provide the people who have been displaced by hurricane sandy an opportunity to bring their pets in, board them for up to 30 days, and really just focus on getting their lives back together. >> reporter: proving in the
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aftermath of devastation, our furry friends are never forgotten. bazi kanani, abc news, new york. >> one of the silver linings they say, some of the animals had not been to a vet ever before, or it had been a long time. so now they're finally getting a little bit of the medical care that they need, which is a good thing. sorry it had to be because of the storm, but at least it's coming now. there's one. >> me and pookie. >> pookie? the name of your dog? >> flying cross-country. going to go see the nelsons. what was your childhood pet? >> q.t. the little poodle ran away. crushed my heart. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. c's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. i'm only in my 60's...
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